Benefits: Malasana stretches your back, ankles, and neck. It strengthens your metabolism and helps your body expel waste efficiently. It tones your belly and hips and makes your knees flexible. It opens up the tensed knots in your body and reduces tiredness, fatigue, and physical strain.
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5. Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose)
Paripurna Navasana or the Full Boat Pose makes your body form a V-shape, resembling a steady boat. The asana represents the character of a boat that can brave the rough seas and help you reach your destination. Practice Paripurna Navasana in the mornings on an empty stomach and clean bowels. The pose is an intermediate level Ashtanga Yoga asana that needs 10 to 60 seconds of holding.
Benefits: Paripurna Navasana tones your abdominal muscles and strengthens your hamstrings and hip flexors. It stimulates the thyroid, kidneys, and intestines. It relieves stress and improves confidence. This pose balances your body and gives you mental stability.
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6. Anjaneyasana (Half Moon Pose)
Anjaneyasana or the Half Moon Pose is named after a character in Hindu mythology called Hanuman. The stance of the pose is similar to Hanuman’s, and it is named after his mother called Anjana. Practice in the morning on an empty stomach if you can, or in the evenings after a gap of 4 to 6 hours from your last meal. Anjaneyasana is a basic level Vinyasa Yoga asana that needs 15 to 30 seconds to do.
Benefits: Anjaneyasana strengthens your knees and builds focus. It builds your core energy and treats sciatica. The pose stimulates your digestive organs and tones your entire body. It strengthens your quadriceps and gluteus muscles. It also develops your stamina and increases your endurance levels.